Guns N’ Roses Complete U.S. Tour; Axl Rose Thanks Fans for Coming Despite “Stressful Times”
Man, Guns N’ Roses got lucky. They launched their big summer stadium tour right in the little sweet spot in-between the vaccine rollout and peeps’ decision to keep the pandemic party poppin’ by refusing to take said vaccine.
So between their excellent timing and what we can safely assume were very strict safety measures, they managed to complete the whole trek with only one minor COVID-related hiccup (seriously, food poisoning turned out to be a bigger threat to this tour than coronavirus). This at a time when other touring musicians are getting sick pretty regularly, while tour after tour after tour is postponed yet again (how did no one see this coming oh wait).
Appropriately, then, following the successful completion of the GN’R tour this past weekend, singer Axl Rose tweeted out one of his rare and coveted communiqués, thanking fans for their support despite all the madness:
“Again huge thanks to everyone that came out to the shows!! A special thanks to everyone for working with us to help protect your safety, the safety of each other, the safety of r crew n’ the venue’s crews following r COVID protocol. These r stressful times (which is an understatement) and your cooperation n’ participation is greatly appreciated and not taken for granted.
“We didn’t take going into this tour lightly n’ there were huge industry considerations (n’ reasonings) to take into account in taking on such an endeavor n’ we truly want to thank everyone that came out or was involved in any way for making it great n’ that things ran as smoothly as they did!! And last but not least a big thanks to Wolfie Van Halen n’ Mammoth 4 a great run!!
“Peace n’ hope to see everyone again soon!!!”
Guns N’ Roses released two new songs, “ABSUЯD” and “Hard Skool,” this summer. Both are tracks originally written for Chinese Democracy that have since been reworked to better suit returning members Slash and Duff McKagan. It’s the first time the band has released new material with Slash and McKagan since 1991.
An EP, also called Hard Skool, is set for release next year.
GN’R currently have the following 2022 tour dates scheduled:
Jun 04: Lisbon Passeio Maritimo de Algés, Portugal [tickets]
Jun 07: Seville Estadio Benito Villamarin, Spain [tickets]
Jun 11: Solvesborg Sweden Rock, Sweden [tickets]
Jun 15: Stavanger Forus Travbane, Norway [tickets]
Jun 18: Prague Letnany Airport, Czech Republic [tickets]
Jun 20: Warsaw PGE Narodowy, Poland [tickets]
Jun 23: Groningen Stadspark, Netherlands [tickets]
Jun 25: Clisson Hellfest, France [tickets]
Jun 28: Dublin Marlay Park, Ireland [tickets]
Jul 01: London Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, UK [tickets]
Jul 02: London Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, UK [tickets]
Jul 05: Glasgow Glasgow Green, UK [tickets]
Jul 08: Munich Olympiastadion, Germany [tickets]
Jul 10: Milan San Siro Stadium, Italy [tickets]
Jul 13: Vienna Ernst Happel Stadium, Austria [tickets]
Jul 15: Hannover HDI Arena, Germany [tickets]
Nov 18: Perth Optus Stadium, Australia [tickets]
Nov 22: Brisbane Suncorp Stadium, Australia [tickets]
Nov 24: Gold Coast Metricon Stadium, Australia [tickets]
Nov 27: Sydney Stadium Australia, Australia [tickets]
Nov 29: Adelaide Oval, Australia [tickets]
Dec 03: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australia [tickets]
Dec 08: Wellington Sky Stadium, New Zealand [tickets]
Dec 10: Auckland Eden Park, New Zealand [tickets]
[via Classic Rock]